Irvine Foundation Awards $14.2 Million in March Grants

Irvine Foundation Awards $14.2 Million in March Grants

The James Irvine Foundation has announced eleven grants totaling more than $14.2 million to organizations working to expand opportunity for all Californians.

The foundation’s March grants include $2.5 million over thirty months to Socius Group to continue its support for the New California Arts Fund, a grantee-led learning community; $3 million over three years to LeadersUp to build its capacity as a talent development intermediary and help shift business practices with respect to the hiring and retention of Opportunity Youth in Los Angeles and the Bay Area; $500,000 over twelve months to the Small Business Majority Foundation to implement a statewide strategy focused on amplifying the efforts of small business to create quality jobs; $750,000 over nine months to Jobs for the Future to plan for and transition out of the Linked Learning Regional Hubs of Excellence initiative; and $965,000 over six months to the Linked Learning Alliance in support of a strategic and business planning process.

In addition, the foundation awarded $1.35 million over eighteen months to the Central Valley Community Foundation in support of a regranting program aimed at resident engagement and leadership development in Fresno; $1.25 million over eighteen months to the Community Foundation for Monterey County in support of resident engagement and leadership development initiatives in Salinas; $800,000 over twelve months to Community Initiatives in support of the California Campus Catalyst Fund, which works to expand public higher education services for undocumented students and their families; $500,000 to the Mission Asset Fund to help improve and protect the financial health of low-income immigrants in the state; $400,000 to the United We Dream Network to engage young people in the state in protecting immigrant families and other vulnerable communities; and $2.2 million over eighteen months to Mobilize the Immigrant Vote to build an intergenerational movement of young Californians and families of color through voter and civic engagement initiatives.